Welcome to the UWC's kGroups Collaborative Workspace.
This collaborative workspace (also known as KGroups) is an implementation of the KINKY application framework that was developed to build KEWL.NextGen. KINKY, kGroups and KEWL.NextGen are Free Software (Open Source) and available under the GNU General Public License.
kGroups can be used to manage group-based collaboration over the Internet. kGroups provides a number of collaboration and communication tools including file sharing, discussion forums, blogs (weblog), podcasting, a Wiki, realtime chat, instant messaging and presence indication, an interface to a mailing list server, image libraries, bookmarks and bookmark sharing (kBookmarks, link sharing), and more. You can also collaboratively develop shared content online using the WYSWYG editor, and later use it to build a document in any word processor.
We believe that kGroups is limited only by your imagination, but if you have specific features that you would like us to implement, you can describe them in the discussion forum in the Developers Group.
Posted by Administrative User on 2005-04-20 12:04:42
kGroups and KEWL.NextGen
kGroups is based on abstract functionality provided by KEWL.NextGen, an e-learning system produced by the African Virtual Open Initiatives and Resources (AVOIR) project.
KEWL.NextGen is an advanced e-learning system (sometimes referred to as a learning management system, a virtual learning environment) with features similar to common proprietary systems. It is free software (open source) released under the GNU GPL, and available for download from http://avoir.uwc.ac.za/ External link or by anonymous CVS checkout from the repository nextgen in /cvsroot on cvs.uwc.ac.za using the username and password anoncvs.
KEWL.NextGen was developed based on several years of experience in e-learning at the University of the Western Cape and partner institutions using its predecessor KEWL, and is under active development by a team of developers in 11 African higher education institutions.
Posted by Administrative User on 2005-04-20 12:04:35